Howell-Price, John, DSO, DSC (Lieutenant, b.1886 - d.1937)

Accession Number 1DRL/0361
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letter
Maker Howell-Price, John
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1916; 1919
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/49
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Collection relating to the First World war service of Lieutenant John Howell-Price, DSO, DSC, Royal Navy Reserve. Collection consists of photostat copies (made in 1927) of two letters sent by Lieutenant Howell-Price to his family in New South Wales. The letters dated 1916 and 1919, mention the action between the armed merchant cruiser HMS Alcantara and the German raider SMS Grief in the North Sea on 29 February 1916, his brothers serving the in Australian forces in 1916; and his thoughts on the end of the war in 1919.

History / Summary

Biographical note: RNR. Lieutenant John Howell-Price was second-in-command of the submarine which blew up the viaduct of the Mole at Zeebrugge. Lieutenant John Howell-Price's actions on 23 April, 1918, along with those of other crewmen of the submarine C3, are commemorated on a bronze plaque held by the Imperial War Museum, London. (Item number IWM:MED 913).